Wednesday, 20 March 2019
Czech Republic and the EU | Prague TV

Elections for European Parliament are coming up May 24–25, and EU citizens living in the Czech Republic can vote, but only if they are registered ahead of time. Registering should be done at the local authority where the person lives.

National | Prague Daily Monitor

Michal Koudelka, the head of the Security Information Service (BIS), the country's main domestic intelligence service, told the Senate's Committee on Foreign Affairs that his organisation was focussing on attempts by foreign powers to influence the upcoming EU Parliamentary elections in May.

Prague | Prague TV

Visitors to Václav Havel Airport Prague can see an exhibition of architectural designs for the new public space in front of the extended Terminal 2, which includes two new parking garages, a new spine connecting the building and the plaza, a planned outdoor area in front of the future terminal.

Prague | Prague TV

Beer bikes will most likely be pushed out of Prague's city center, as the Prague 1 district has proposed a ban on wheeled vehicles with tables and taps. The new rule could come into effect by the start of the summer.

National | Business | Brno Daily

After a man's collapse in a small town of Ratíškovice in South Moravia, two policemen were able to save the man – due to the fact that their police patrol vehicle was equipped with a defibrillator. The incident echoes the reasoning behind an increased amount of AED in Brno's city center, which would prove to be useful in emergency cases.

National | Business | Radio Prague

The Czech Republic is looking back at twenty years of NATO membership, the security guarantees it provides and the challenges it presents for the Czech Armed Forces. Vít Pohanka spoke to General Petr Pavel, former chairman of the NATO Military Committee, about the importance of membership, present-day threats to the Alliance and its uneasy relationship with Russia.

Prague | Business | Prague Daily Monitor

The Technical Administration of Roadways of the City of Prague (TSK Praha) announced that the Hlávkův Bridge across the Vltava river, which forms a part of the city's arterial road, the Magistral, will undergo structural checks over the weekend.

National | Prague Daily Monitor

Former United States Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, in an exclusive interview for Czech Television, on the sidelines of the NATO celebrations in Prague, said she feared for the future of democracy. Talking about her new book on fascism, Albright said that disruptive technologies and nationalism are exacerbating the differences between people, leading to an increased threat of fascism.

National | Radio Prague

At Prague Castle on Tuesday senior Czech politicians addressed a ceremony marking exactly 20 years of the country's membership in NATO. The country's prime minister said the alliance needed to be more active in some regards but described membership as crucial, while the foreign minister highlighted the threat posed by Russia.

Prague | Prague TV

Many of the current tenants of Prague Market (Pražská tržnice) in Holešovice, including Showpark, will most likely have to leave if a new court ruling becomes final. The Prague 7 District Court on March 11 ended the dispute lasting from 2012 that paralyzed the development of Prague Market.

National | Brno Daily

The city of Brno ​​received a CZK 1 billion subsidy for the extension of the tram line to the Campus area, thanks to the request of the Brno Public Transport Company (DPMB). The construction will begin this year.

Prague | Prague TV

The Church of Sts. Cyril and Methodius, including the crypt where seven Czechoslovak paratroopers hid after the Heydrich assassination, will be renovated.

National | Business | Radio Prague

In the spring of 1989, the dissident Václav Havel was in prison and the Czechoslovak army was preparing for a possible clash with Western imperialists under the banner "With the Soviet Union forever." A decade later, on March 12, 1999, President Havel presided over the Czech Republic's entry into the NATO military alliance, embracing the collective security while noting it would not come without sacrifice.

National | Business | Radio Prague

The number of childless women in the Czech Republic continues to increase. While in the 1970s and 80s, only five to seven percent of women living in then communist Czechoslovakia didn't have children, the Czech Statistics Office projects that every sixth woman who is now in her thirties will remain childless.

National | Business | Prague Daily Monitor

Prague Castle hosted a special conference and celebrations to commemorate the twentieth anniversary of the expansion of NATO, into Central Europe. President Milos Zeman hosted the Presidents of Hungary, Poland and Slovakia, and NATO dignitaries on Tuesday.